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McLaren F1: German Engine, French Tools, Japanese Stereo, Swiss Watch

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When the McLaren F1 came out in 1992, standard equipment included a 627 horsepower BMW V12, air conditioning, electric windows and central locking, remote battery charging point with external charger, a flashlight in a tailored compartment next to the F1 Owner's Manual, a 10 CD Kenwood stereo system and a limited edition Tag Heuer 6000 with the car's serial number printed on its dial.

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What it also had in the front was a toolkit made by French company Facom. But these were not your average wrenches. The titanium set weights 1/3 of its steel equivalent (the pliers remained steel), while a titanium nitride coating gives the tools their golden look. It goes nicely with the gold-foiled heat shilds of the BMW S70/2 engine. If you want something similar and have $1500 to spend, go for it.

The father of all hypercars was globalization itself on four very fast rotating cast magnesium wheels...

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Illustration for article titled McLaren F1: German Engine, French Tools, Japanese Stereo, Swiss Watch
Illustration for article titled McLaren F1: German Engine, French Tools, Japanese Stereo, Swiss Watch

Photo credit and hat tip to Peloton25!

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typhoon5000
typhoon5000

$1,500 for 3 Ti wrenches?!? I don't know the current cost of Ti, but I feel like I could buy my own hunk of it and mill them out for cheaper than that!